398782 Dart Mass Spectrometry of Non Polar Polymers and Development of a Novel Data Analysis Program (MIRA-MER)

Monday, November 17, 2014
Galleria Exhibit Hall (Hilton Atlanta)
Alex Mirabal, Materials Characterization and Performance, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM; Chemical Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Silicone solutions are typically a heterogeneous mixture of silicone species. Identifying the molecular length distribution and chemistry can be important to the compatibility of the polymer for its intended use and its properties, such as viscosity. The aim of this project was to ascertain the chemical composition of silicones using a self-written code to analyze data from a newer technique, DART Mass Spectrometry. DART Mass Spectrometry was a helpful characterization tool but a data analysis tool was required to process the data in a useful manner.

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